1) Annual neighborhood cleanup on Saturday (April 25)
Do you have two hours to share with your Overlook and Swan Island neighbors? Join them from 10 a.m. to noon to clean up N Going Street from N Interstate Avenue to the bridge over the railroad tracks to Swan Island. Volunteers will pick up trash, remove graffiti and prune away plants growing over the N Going Street sidewalk. Dress down and bring gloves (and a broom and pruners if you’ve got them).
Participants will receive an organic tomato plant grown by Overlook neighbor Mulysa Melco from Resilience Design, an opportunity to meet new people, and the satisfaction of seeing the positive results of their work. They also can add to the cleanup’s dropbox any trash from their home that won’t fit in a garbage can (for example, tires). No toxics, yard debris, easily recycled metal, or plastic items.
Meet at the Concord pedestrian bridge north of N Going Street and next to the Pittman Addition HydroPark.
This event is sponsored by the Overlook Neighborhood Association, Swan Island Business Association/TMA, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Metro, North Portland Neighborhood Services and the Portland Bureau of Transportation.
Annual neighborhood cleanup
Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m.
Pittman Addition HydroPark (N Concord Avenue)
2) OKNA urges city to reject propane terminal
On April 21, neighborhood members at the OKNA general meeting voted unanimously to urge City Council to reject Pembina Pipeline’s proposed propane terminal in North Portland or at least to postpone action until important safety and environmental assessments are complete. OKNA Board Chair Dannielle Herman sent a letter to the city council sharing the board’s concerns about the project. Read the letter at overlookneighborhood.org.
3) Leaf Day compost now available
Leaf Day has come full circle, with spring garden compost now available for sale to the public from leaves collected last fall during the bureau’s zero waste Leaf Day Pickup service.
For this year’s spring compost sale, the City of Portland’s Bureau of Transportation is expanding its hours at the Sunderland Recycling Yard, and is now open during the next three weekends except for Mother’s Day in addition to regular weekday hours.
The recycling yard, at 9325 NE Sunderland Road, will be open to the public the weekends of April 25-26, May 2-3 and May 16-17 from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. In addition to the special weekend openings, Sunderland is open to the public during its regular business hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost for each cubic yard, which will typically fit in a small truck bed, is $24.